"In just twenty-five years we have gone from the American century to the American crisis," Felix Rohatyn, the financier and social critic, tells David Halberstam. The remark sets the theme of this powerful work: the fateful challenge to American industrial supremacy. Five years in the making, THE RECKONING reveals a society that got too rich for its own good, racing through its postwar prosperity and developing wasteful habits. Finally in the mid-seventies it fell prey to the unlikeliest of rivals, Japan, a nation only recently scorned for the low quality of its goods. In this chastening, thoroughly readable study, David Halberstam portrays the conflict between the culture of affluence and the culture of adversity. THE RECKONING is a unique and high-minded reminder that America's greatness is on the line every day, and that eternal vigilance is the continuing price of survival.
"It's fair to say that this book helped get the U.S. back on the road to international competency and economic recovery." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)
This stated First Edition hardback book is in very good condition with a mark on the flyleaf and light edge wear. The dust jacket is in good condition with edge and corner wear, a spine chip, and light sun tanning on the upper edge. The flap has a price of $19.95. Shipped within two business days with delivery confirmation sent to your email address.
Thank you for visiting Andrea's Second Chance Romance, where we love books as much as you do! Please browse our books by clicking on our "View Store" link above, or by clicking on "Andrea's Second Chance Romance" logo at the very top of this page.